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By William B. Haskell

A exciting narrative of private reports and adventures within the amazing gold areas of Alaska and the Klondike, with observations of shuttle and exploration alongside the Yukon. Portraying the hazards, hardships, and privations of a gold-seeker's lifestyles; with a devoted description of lifestyles and scenes in gold mines and camps. together with complete and real info of the international locations defined, their underground treasures, how to define them, and so forth. fantastically illustrated with many engravings from contemporary pictures taken at the spot.

Dozens of the moment publications to the Klondike that sprang from the presses on the flip of the century may need bannered the textual content above, yet Two Years within the Klondike used to be singularly diverse from these books: the following, writer William B. Haskell advised the reality, and he advised it good. In a special, captivating, and poetic kind, Haskell writes of his trek to Alaska's Fortymile and Circle urban within the spring of 1896 previous the Klondike discovery, and recounts his adventures within the gold fields prior to and after the frenzy of 1897-1898. A prepared observer of human nature, Haskell's witty reviews on stipulations within the Yukon Valley are pleasant interpreting. His gritty and lifelike account of lifestyles within the north at the eve of the Klondike rush information the large alterations that happened as soon as the flood of stampeders arrived.

Though out of print for almost 100 years, Haskell's autobiography has been an immense resource for each thorough historical past of the gold rush period some time past century. This new version of his memoir, released in commemoration of the gold rush centennial because the 5th quantity within the collage of Alaska Press's vintage Reprint sequence, brings again his awesome eyewitness account of the Klondike stampede. A preface by way of sequence editor Terrence Cole and index accompany the unique textual content and photographs.

 

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